Due to the successful vaccination rollout across the UK British tourists will be allowed to holiday this summer in Spain, Portugal and Greece.
Ministers are rushing to put in place a Covid vaccine passport scheme ready for when foreign travel resumes on 17 May.
On Monday EU leaders discussed how best to lift current restrictions across Europe given that a third wave is sweeping across the continent.
A senior EU official told the Sun newspaper that the UK will be one of the first foreign countries to be allowed back from June, but negotiations are at an early stage.
Since Brexit Britain is now classed as a “third country” and there are now harsher entry conditions to enter parts of Europe.
A Brussels official told the Sun, “The criteria the EU has set for third countries are very strict. We took that decision last year when the situation was different.
“But now, with the vaccines, we have to change the orientation regarding travellers.
“We should change the way we see this and allow people that, for example, have been fully vaccinated to travel.”
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